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Political Decay
How to Reverse the Degradation of Our Politics

To fix democracy globally, we must first address toxic partisanship and polarization here at home. A promising electoral experiment in Maine might show the way.

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The DACA Fight and the End of Politics

The DACA chaos isn’t just about immigration. It also points to a growing disturbance within Enlightenment liberal politics.

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The Stakes of the Gorsuch Showdown

Senate Democrats’ procedural escalation stands to inflict lasting damage on the Supreme Court and the rule of law itself.

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Democratic Norms Are Collapsing

And we all share the blame.

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The Return of History?

Alarming evidence for the erosion of democratic norms, especially among the young and the wealthy.

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The Make-Believe Supreme Court and the Coming Constitutional Crisis

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments on the election show that the fiction of the non-partisan justice is fraying, but the looming ideological transformation of the Court threatens to vitiate it altogether.

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Negative Partisanship Rises

People used to vote “for” their party. Now they vote “against” the opposing party.

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Nihilistic Partisanship

The Republican Party is too weak and too strong at the same time.

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Real Putinism

The Russian state as it is today is more akin to the world as it was in the beginning: without form, and void.

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